Fortitude & The Doc:

Today's shave was great. Soap Commander's Fortitude was up next in my rotation and it has an amazing aged hay, aged tobacco, and dark rum scent to it. I'll be using the Phoenix double open comb safety razor for a bit until I heal up:


In terms of post shave feel, today's shave was great. Not quite an ice rink but pretty close to it. That will change once I get some Feather DE blades. These Perma-Sharps are better suited for a slant style DE safety razor. My Gold Monkey Jinhou straight razor seems to NOT want to hold an edge and it also takes longer to hone. It's not been that long since I've honed it and here it is a couple of weeks later needing to be re-honed once again. My Gold Dollar 208 is the complete opposite and is still shaving somewhat comfortably. It can use a bit of a touch up only on something like a pasted strop or CBN compound emulsion system which still won't be needed for at least several more shaves if not more. The Jinhou made my eyes water yesterday when the point dug into my neck and cut me and it was already starting to pull and tug something fierce. There's still been no word yet as to whether I get to keep my disability benefits or not. If I don't hear anything by this Thursday, I'll get paid this Friday. After that and if I don't hear anything, I will guess that I get to keep my benefits that I worked hard for since my early teens. I've been praying about it and I've also been praying for the Seibert family as well.

Proraso Green & The Shield:

Man oh man that shave was excellent. After a nice, hot and relaxing shower, I went with a modern day classic, Proraso Green  which has an i...